The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has just voted 13-6 in favor of Gov. Jim Risch’s tax reform bill. Those voting against were Reps. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls; Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls; and Democratic Reps. Nicole LeFavour, Wendy Jaquet, George Sayler and Elmer Martinez. All other members, including Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, and committee Chair Dolores Crow, R-Nampa, voted in favor. Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, urged support. “This is a good bill for anybody in the state of Idaho who pays property taxes, and it’s fair across the board,” he said.
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